Looking to provide a congestion-free alternative for business aviation customers heading to New York City, FBO Republic Jet Center has partnered with aircraft charter/management provider Prime Jet to offer a New York Express package. It features exclusively priced helicopter connections to and from Manhattan and Republic Airport in Farmingdale for customers booking a Prime Jet Gulfstream charter flight into Republic. The deal adds a one-way trip for up to six passengers on a Sikorsky S-76 operated by AAG, at a cost of $1,900.
“At Republic Jet Center, we pride ourselves on a luxury brand service experience and know that helicopters are a fabulous business tool, just like business jets,” explained Jeremy Epperson, president of the Long Island, New York-based FBO which negotiated the favorable costs with the helicopter operator. “The accessibility of helicopters in New York City is a real game-changer for passengers looking for a stress-free solution to navigating the typical New York airport congestion and higher costs.”
The service provides 14-minute flights to a choice of three downtown Manhattan heliports, or for those who choose not to take the helicopter option, a complimentary luxury SUV transfer into the city.
“The whole idea of this was to eliminate hold times from the major airports and give a great alternative that is less expensive,” Epperson told AIN, adding the package option has already been used several times.